#22. Seaver Left Off Protected List
After being traded to the Reds in 1977 in a move dubbed "The Midnight Massacre" (just keep reading, it's in here), Seaver was traded back to the Mets in 1982 (after he pitched a no-hitter for Cincinnati, of course). After a decent '83 season, Seaver and the Mets were poised to enter '84 as an up-and-coming success story—until the face of the franchise was picked up by the White Sox in the free agent compensation draft after he was inexplicably left off the protected list by (otherwise competent) Mets GM Frank Cashen. In '85 Seaver recorded his 300th win for the Sox. But hey, Tom Glavine got his 300th with us! That counts for something, right?